Stella and I hope that all of you are having a wonderful Memorial Day! In honor of this holiday, I am doing a red, white and Blue Monday! For a list of other Blue Monday posts, go visit Smiling Sally's blog.
In honor of Memorial Day, Stella decided she wanted to search for flag themed items around my home. First of all, she spotted my Goodwill flag bucket containing faux red geraniums. The blue candle sits on a wooden Americana holder which I found at a garage sale. The arrangement is on top of a star covered placement which I purchased for about a dollar or so when our local K-Mart had deep discounts for its closing.
Stella said that Memorial Day was a wonderful American holiday, but as she is from England, she wanted to remember British soldiers who served for her country. She asked if we could post a British flag. Why of course, Stella!
Stella spotted this little God Bless America picture right next to the front door. You all know how much she likes teddy bears!
Stella really liked my Americana themed arrangement and my candles which spell Kady.
She hopped right up onto my big picket fence flag.
Stella thought that it was quite an honor that I had this flag which as the oldest child in the family, I received at my father's funeral.
She had so much fun looking for all the Americana!
She also had fun laughing at me over my broken van window. Yes, yes I did do something pretty stupid. I had my lawnmower in the back as we had to go mow the lawn at Bonnie Lane, and when I went a little too sharply around a corner, the lawnmower handle came crashing into the window. It is now covered with a black garbage bag and looking pretty ghetto. This little accident did not happen at a good time since I am unemployed.
This traffic ticket (in blue) also came at a bad time. Yes, it was my fault, but I really didn't know that I couldn't turn left onto the street the library was on! Apparently I am the only person in town who didn't know this.
Well Stella wanted to do something on her own for Blue Monday, and said that I would be surprised!
But nothing prepared me for this!
Oh Stella, what have you done! You're all blue!!!
Stella said that she thought it would be fun to paint herself blue. No no, dear! That can't be healthy! Well the Blue Men do it! Yeah, but they get paid pretty well for it too.
Thank heavens that a nice bubble bath returned her to normal! I guess I better keep track of her a little more closely.
Thanks Shelia for letting me borrow the picture from your blog!
I also want to thank all of our servicemen, both past and present for their service to our country. Thanks to my brother Dave for serving in the Army during peace time, thanks to my father for serving in World War II, and to my grandfather for serving in World War I. Thanks also to my daughter's father who served in Vietnam, and my former father-in-law for serving in the Korean conflict. You are all appreciated.
Have a very special Memorial Day Blue Monday everyone! I hope your day was spent with family and loved ones.
Come back tomorrow for a shocking Stella post!